About 10 people were feared dead when a part of the Central Mosque building near the Emir’s Palace in Zaria, Kaduna, collapsed during the late afternoon Asr prayers on Friday.
According to reports, the Emir of Zazzau, Amb. Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, had ordered that activities in the Mosque be suspended and expressed deep shock and sadness over the incident.
Several other people said to have sustained injuries during the building collapse were receiving medical attention in hospitals.
The authorities had yet to issue any statement on the building’s collapse.